Weather: W force 1/2 later NW in the afternoon.
Many typical midsummer records today in addition to the breeding birds doing their thing (Rock Pipits, Wrens, Blackbirds, Swallows, Linnets). A Mediterranean Gull was on the shore, while as many as 90 Sandwich Terns were seen, including a juvenile being fed near the north end. A highlight of the sea watch were 2 Harbour Porpoises, unfortunately one long dead individual was also near niffy bay. A female Peregrine flew north out to sea and a Kestrel was also logged. Some waders included 12 Curlew, 15 Turnstone and a Redshank. A Hummingbird Hawk Moth visited the thistle flowers, and there were 9 Cinnabar Moths seen while 3 Red Admirals and 2 Small Tortoiseshells represented the butterflies. A Pyramidal Orchid made a splash of colour in the rangers garden.
Photo AS (from 1/7/22)